|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2008-09-23 09:13:00
|Entry tags:||hp fic exchanges and fests, hp fic percy/scorpius|
HP fic: The Best [Percy/Scorpius, adult]
Title: The Best
Warnings: None, unless you find frottage and hand jobs offensive.
Summary: As a Malfoy, Scorpius is expected to be the best. But what does that mean?
Note: ~3000 words. Written for chiralove for the 2008 fall_fantasia. Many thanks to emiime and florahart for beta assistance. I take full responsibility for all remaining errors and infelicities.
When Scorpius Malfoy went to Hogwarts, the Sorting Hat put him into Ravenclaw. It muttered about him having a good mind and not being ambitious, and shouted out, "Ravenclaw!" before Scorpius could react.
"Ravenclaw?" Deputy Headmaster Longbottom looked surprised. "Right. Off you go, Malfoy."
Scorpius swallowed hard and moved toward the table that was applauding him. He had always assumed – his parents had always assumed – that he would be in Slytherin. It was the best house, they asserted, and Malfoys were of the best. Throughout his childhood Scorpius had simply taken that fact for granted, even though he understood vaguely that for some reason having to do with his grandfather, Malfoys were not always trusted by other wizards. If anything that was just one more reason to be better.
Although writing to his parents to tell them that he had not been sorted into their old house was probably the most difficult thing he had ever done up to that point in his life, by the end of his first term he admitted privately to himself that the Hat had been right. He fit in, in Ravenclaw. He had been so ashamed of himself to begin with that he hadn't talked about his family to his housemates at all, and as a result they thought him shy but not conceited. Thus rather to his surprise he became one of the best-liked students in his year, not just amongst the Ravenclaws but even with the other houses.
His parents finally decided that Ravenclaw was a respectable second choice, certainly better than Gryffindor and far more to be desired than Hufflepuff. Scorpius learned to keep his mouth shut when they talked about it.